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Value Investing Philosophy And FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC)?

After Hours

After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. After-hours trades for FMC Corporation (FMC) shows that investor sentiment remained same, with the stock’s consolidated last price remained same to $130.29. The FMC Corporation has recorded 32,300 volume in the after hours trading session. Recently, Yahoo Finance discussed the stock, revealing that FMC Corporation Announces Date of 2023 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.

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Stocks Info

FMC belongs to the Basic Materials sector of the NYSE while operating in the Agricultural Inputs industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $130.29 and fluctuated between $133.37 as its day high and $129.28 as its day low. The current market capitalization of FMC Corporation is $16.25B. A total of 0.67 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 743.01K shares.

Insider Activity

Investors also take into account insider trades in predicting how the stock will perform in the future. During the recent three months, FMC has seen 1 BUY and 4 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 4,502 and the disposition of 5,117 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 81 BUYs and 48 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 107,049 shares during that period but sold 69,536.

In the most recent transaction, Pfeiffer Nicholas sold 500 shares of FMC for 132.56 per share on Dec 02. After the transaction, the Corporate Controller now owns 11,222 company shares. In a previous transaction on Nov 09, Reilly Michael Finian sold 4,502 shares at 126.95 per share. FMC shares that EVP, General Counsel & Sec. owns now total 18,354.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Pfeiffer Nicholas disposed of 1,000 shares on Jun 07 at a per-share price of $119.78. This resulted in the Corporate Controller holding 11,722 shares of FMC after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Pfeiffer Nicholas sold 2,181 shares at $123.65 per share on Mar 11. Company shares held by the Corporate Controller now total 12,722.


Paying dividends generates immediate cash flow for investors and indicates a positive outlook for the company. FMC Corporation pays an annual dividend of $2.32, resulting in a dividend yield of 1.78%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 22.61. FMC’s most recent ex-dividend date was 12/29/2022 when it declared a $0.58 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 1/19/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 10/20/2022 with an ex-dividend date of 9/29/2022. The FMC stock dividend was $0.53 per share in cash.

While price targets are rarely accurate, they tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often taken into account by investors. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for FMC in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $141.88 with high estimates of $155.00 and low estimates of $112.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, FMC has a high of $140.99 and a low of $98.24.

As of this writing, FMC has an earnings estimate of $1.12 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 16 estimates, with a high estimate of $1.17 per share and a lower estimate of $1.05. The company reported an EPS of $1.88 in the last quarter, which was 9.90% higher than expectations of $1.71.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An organization’s balance sheet depicts the assets and liabilities it has, as well as the amount of equity invested. Investors can measure a company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios using this information.

Analysts Opinion

There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. Currently, 21 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for FMC is Sell with a score of 4.75. A total of 14 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 1 rated it as Overweight while 5 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 0 thought the stock was Underweight and 1 thought it should be Sold.

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